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we need a public health option now

I can't stay silent anymore.

Take a look at just where the US stands according to the World Health Organizations's ranking of the world's health systems.

Meanwhile, health care costs keep rising every year. Do we really want to keep things as they are?

And do we really care more about making sure private insurance companies continue to make billions of dollars while excluding anyone who costs too much to insure?

...or are we going to get serious about demanding a public health option?

A public health option will provide us with a choice and it will provide medical coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. It will bring costs down. With the competition it will provide, it will encourage private plans to do better. No one will be forced into the public health option. It will just be that.. an option.

Every American has a fundamental right to have decent, quality health care. Sign this petition. Call your congressmen. Demand a public health option before it is too late.

Comments (7)

I couldn't agree with you more!!! When is this insanity going to stop and let them get together and make it happen. Meanwhile, countless thousands continue to go without insurance, they so desperately need.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, I also agree ! And it's about time. No one should be without good health care.

Thanks for the post!

sandrac:

Very well said, Girasoli!

nancyhol:

I too agree with your post. Thank you for putting it into words for all of us.

It's so crazy, I can't believe how long this is dragging out and how ugly it is. It's a no brainer! The new issue of Consumer Report has a great article about the groups that are spending millions on all these ads full of lies....scary stuff.

I am trying to catch up on some of the posts I've missed while away.

I couldn't agree with you more. Public option is the only way to drive cost down, without it, it wouldn't be a true reform. It amazes me that this, in this day and age, for a country like the US, is taking that long. It is really horrible. And all these scare tactics, even people who currently don't insurance seem to be against it, I don't get it.

Sandra, my sister is one of those without insurance. It worries me every day. It is very disturbing that so many either are denied or cannot afford health insurance.

Kathy, so true and something I just can't understand that so many are against.

sandrac and nancy, I wish I was more talented in writing as there is so much more I would like to say about this issue but am glad my main point came across in this post.

Annie, it really is crazy. Have you read the article that was in the New York Times written by a former executive in the health insurance industry? - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/opinion/27kristof.html?_r=2
It seems pretty clear to me why a public health option has been so difficult to pass.

candi, good to hear from you! I agree. The costs for all of us will just keep going up and more and more will end up uninsured. I have to stay hopeful though that in the end a public option will pass.

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